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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to George S. Boutwell, 29 December 1870

Date: December 29, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01586

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December 29, 1870.

Hon. Geo. S. Boutwell,

Secretary of the Treasury.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 28th instant, enclosing sundry papers relative to the seizure by certain parties of a piece of land in Denver City, Colorado,—and to inform you that the papers, together with a copy of your letter, have been transmitted to the Attorney of the United States for Colorado Territory, with instructions to take such action as may be necessary to protect the interests of the Government in the premises.

The report of the Attorney in the matter will be communicated to you, when received.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General

and acting Attorney General.

protect U. S. to certain land in Denver City


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